1989 Pontiac Stinger

The 1989 Pontiac Stinger concept car was more of a collection of accessories than a simple vehicle.
The 1989 Pontiac Stinger concept car was more of a collection of accessories than a simple vehicle.
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
The egg-shaped body of the Stinger was both aerodynamic and stylish. All glass except the windshield was removable.
The egg-shaped body of the Stinger was both aerodynamic and stylish. All glass except the windshield was removable.
Versatility abounded on the Stinger, with removable glass panels everywhere. This lower piece could be removed and replaced with a beverage cooler and travel case.
Versatility abounded on the Stinger, with removable glass panels everywhere. This lower piece could be removed and replaced with a beverage cooler and travel case.
All in all, five panels were removable on the 1989 Pontiac Stinger concept car, including the rear glass.
All in all, five panels were removable on the 1989 Pontiac Stinger concept car, including the rear glass.
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Motivation for the sporty SUV concept was a 3.0-liter DOHC version of the highly successful Pontiac Super Duty four-cylinder race engine. In normally aspirated form, it produced an understressed 170 hp at 6,500 rpm and was hooked to a three-speed automatic transaxle and AWD drivetrain sourced from the Pontiac 6000 STE.
Motivation for the sporty SUV concept was a 3.0-liter DOHC version of the highly successful Pontiac Super Duty four-cylinder race engine. In normally aspirated form, it produced an understressed 170 hp at 6,500 rpm and was hooked to a three-speed automatic transaxle and AWD drivetrain sourced from the Pontiac 6000 STE.
Pontiac Stinger, 1989 - Interior
Pontiac Stinger, 1989 - Interior
Pontiac Stinger, 1989 - Interior
Pontiac Stinger, 1989 - Interior
The interior was functional and spacious with custom six-way-adjustable bucket seats at all four corners and adjustable air bladders in the front seats. A variety of features aimed at active lifestyles were included, such as a camp stove, a vacuum cleaner, and a removable radio.
The interior was functional and spacious with custom six-way-adjustable bucket seats at all four corners and adjustable air bladders in the front seats. A variety of features aimed at active lifestyles were included, such as a camp stove, a vacuum cleaner, and a removable radio.
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Accessories for the Pontiac Stinger included a camp stove, a vacuum, and, remarkably, a picnic table.
Accessories for the Pontiac Stinger included a camp stove, a vacuum, and, remarkably, a picnic table.
A movable back windshield offered rear-seat riders in the 1989 Pontiac Stinger concept car the absolute minimum of protection.
A movable back windshield offered rear-seat riders in the 1989 Pontiac Stinger concept car the absolute minimum of protection.
A pneumatic system raised the Stinger up to four inches for off-roading — part of the active suspension.
A pneumatic system raised the Stinger up to four inches for off-roading — part of the active suspension.
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989
Pontiac Stinger, 1989 - Interior
Pontiac Stinger, 1989 - Interior
Pontiac Stinger, 1989 - Design sketch
Pontiac Stinger, 1989 - Design sketch
This original rendering of the Stinger concept was done by GM Design Staff and closely resembles the finished vehicle.
This original rendering of the Stinger concept was done by GM Design Staff and closely resembles the finished vehicle.
The Stinger's driveable chassis is readied for a test at the Milford Proving Grounds. Note the Corvette and Z28 wheels used before final assembly. With a DOHC Super Duty four-cylinder and AWD, this could have been a great performance platform had it made production.
The Stinger's driveable chassis is readied for a test at the Milford Proving Grounds. Note the Corvette and Z28 wheels used before final assembly. With a DOHC Super Duty four-cylinder and AWD, this could have been a great performance platform had it made production.
A box template with station bulkheads is used to ensure that the roof contour is consistent and accurate to the design specifications.
A box template with station bulkheads is used to ensure that the roof contour is consistent and accurate to the design specifications.
The full-sized styling buck has been completed and will be used to make molds for the actual body panels.
The full-sized styling buck has been completed and will be used to make molds for the actual body panels.
Body panels for the Stinger are laid up in carbon fiber using molds pulled from the full-size styling buck. This is a faster and more cost-effective way of building a one-off machine than using traditional steel body stampings.
Body panels for the Stinger are laid up in carbon fiber using molds pulled from the full-size styling buck. This is a faster and more cost-effective way of building a one-off machine than using traditional steel body stampings.
The Stinger prototype's body panels are assembled to the chassis. Much work is still to be done, but it's starting to look a little like the finished product.
The Stinger prototype's body panels are assembled to the chassis. Much work is still to be done, but it's starting to look a little like the finished product.
Pontiac Stinger, 1989 - Design Process
Pontiac Stinger, 1989 - Design Process
Pontiac Stinger, 1989 - Design Process
Pontiac Stinger, 1989 - Design Process
Иллюстрации: Concept Car Central; General Motors Corp.
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Середина 80-х годов была эпохой беспрекословного превосходства GM, потому концерн мог позволить себе штамповать эффектные концепт-кары к каждой выставке. Стильный пляжный багги Stinger был подготовлен к автосалону в Детройте 1989 года.

Концепт оснастили регулируемой пневматической подвеской, а также трехлитровым четырехцилиндровым двигателем на 170 л.с., который работал в паре с 3-ступенчатым «автоматом». Сиденья с электрорегулировками, необычный многофункциональный руль, CD-плеер – все это также было в наличии.


The Pontiac Stinger concept introduced in 1989, featured all-wheel drive, carbon fibre body panels and, with the exception of the windshield, removable glass panels. The distinctive aerodynamic grey-and-green body could be transformed from two-door enclosed transportation to an open-air vehicle for all-season fun, utility and convenience.


Pontiac’s concept vehicle for 1989 was aimed directly at the youth market and called "Stinger". As an all-season multipurpose prototype, the Stinger rode on a short wheelbase chassis, and the two-tone, green and gray carbon-fiber body could be modified from a closed coupe to an open air fun-in-the-sun driving. The windshield and glass panel doors could be removed, and a 170 horsepower, 3.0-liter 4-cylinder engine propelled the all-wheel drive system. Mated to the Super-Duty-based engine was a Hydra-Matic gearbox. When needed, the pneumatic suspension would raise the car 4-inches.
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jared
25 марта 2009 г.
can someone order this concept car and if so how much is it
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